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Summary of agreed points
Note: As set out below, it was agreed by the Members that, in order to satisfy competition law requirements, the SSC’s draft Code of Conduct on Environmental Labelling and Self-Declared Environmental Claims of Fish and Seafood (the Labelling Code) should contain two routes to making claims of ‘sustainability’ with regard to fish and seafood. The first route is via certification to third party standard; the second sets out an equivalent alternative route. For ease of reference, these are referred to as Option 1 (certification to third party standard) and Option 2 (equivalent alternative route) in the summary below.
For claims of ‘responsibility’ with regard to fish and seafood, there are four options set out in the code, as follows: Option 1 (certification to third party standard); Option 2
(equivalent alternative route); Option 3 (risk assessed as ‘low risk’ and appropriate actions being taken); and Option 4 (risk assessed as ‘high risk’ or ‘medium risk’ and appropriate actions being taken).